Klockstaplar från 1700-talet Konstruktion och byggprocess
Campaniles from the 18th century – construction and building process
Calling for a church service by bell ringing has a long history in Sweden. In order for the sound to be heard as far as possible, it was most natural to hang them in the church tower. Large, cast bells first appeared in the 13th century and with that they began to hang them in wooden stacks - probably because the tower windows may have been too small or because they were afraid that the church construction would not withstand the weight of the new heavy bells. In the end, it became a practice that the bell would hang in a campanile whether the church had towers or not. These buildings are protected in the Cultural Heritage Act, where it is stated that measures must be carried out with materials and methods that are appropriate in view of the cultural or historical value of the building or facility. For this to be seen, it is important to have an understanding of the construction, which is the purpose of this essay. This essay is based on a type of campaniles that are mainly found in Hälsingland, Härjedalen and Jämtland. I have examined several campaniles, but the main focus is one of them - the campanile in Hackås. Similarities and differences have been investigated and also two hypotheses on how the campaniles may have been erected.